For a long time now (like, years) I’ve been thinking maybe Scrivener would be helpful in terms of keeping me on track and organized. Several of my writer friends are diehard fans, swearing by the software’s ability to slice, dice, and reorganize even very long, complicated texts. Since I’ve now got several non-fiction books in the pipeline it seemed like maybe today’s email from the clever marketing team at Writer’s Digest was an omen. With discount coupon in hand I bit the bullet and signed up.
I’ve just spent the last hour or so wading through Scrivener’s ‘Check Us Out!’ tutorial.
I’m taking a break to write this post because yeah, brain hurts. I’ll be lucky if I get my basic outline moved over and my first few hundred words filed into the right place before the day is done.
(Full disclosure: the word count reflects quite a bit of cutting and pasting from my outline… But, everything I’ve got so far is now in a very nicely organized document… project… Scrivener clump.)